WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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A Conversation with Jean Galea, WP Mayor – WPCAST031

By / — Our guest this week is Jean Galea, the man behind the popular WP Mayor blog and the WP RSS Aggregator plugin. We discuss the upcoming WP Mayor podcast, networking and conferences, and more. More →

A Few Steps To Do After Installing WordPress

By / — There are some basic steps I always recommend after you have installed WordPress, and before you do anything else. In this tutorial you will learn how to prepare your WordPress install, some small settings that are best to set up before… More →

A Quick (and in-Depth) Guide to WordPress Hooks

By / — WordPress hooks are the thing to learn if you want to get into WordPress development. Hooks allows you to do two things: change default functionality within WordPress and add your own functionality without modifying core WordPress files at all. Making… More →

A new look and a new domain

By / — The new Post Status design is an alpha, but I wanted to show readers as soon as I could. Also, the site has a new domain and utilizes HTTPS everywhere. A lot has gone into it so far, and there… More →

Accessibility Ticket Priorities for WordPress 4.2

By / — Here we are again, at the beginning of another great rendition of WordPress! As is normal at the beginning of a cycle, here are a few big issues that the WordPress Accessibility team would like to see focused on at… More →

Adding Deposits & Partial Payments to a WooCommerce Site

By / — WordPress is a great platform for an e-commerce site and it's integration with the WooCommerce plugin leads to some pretty awesome e-shops. However, there are times you might want to add more functionality to your checkout and payment system. The Woo… More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chats on Jan 7 and Jan 8

By / — Happy 2015, dear polyglots! Wishing all of you a lot of inspiration, tons of energy and exciting new projects in 2015. Thank you so much for all the precious time you are dedicating to making WordPress global. As our first weekly… More →

An Astronaut’s Guide to Optimism

By / — A nice counter to the everyday deluge of negativity. I love it that Jeremy is blogging again. More →

Better Search Replace: A New Plugin for Updating URLs and Text in WordPress Databases

By / — When migrating a WordPress site to a new domain, you’ll have to update every instance of the site’s URL in the database. Some developers prefer to use tools like WP-CLI or WP Migrate DB to handle this, while others opt… More →

Changes to EU VAT Legislation: How It Impacts WordPress Users

By / — While most of us were busy nursing a New Year’s hangover on January 1, 2015, the EU was introducing new VAT legislation, which could have huge consequences for tens of thousands of online businesses. In a snapshot: […] The post Changes to… More →

Check To See if a WordPress Post Has a Term

By / — In yesterday’s post, I shared how to determine if a given term has a child term. The idea behind doing this is to check to see if a given WordPress term has a child and if the child is actively… More →

First Chemex at home

By / — I got a Chemex for Christmas, and this morning I brewed with it for the first time. It’s a six cup Chemex, and it is beautiful. Pour-over coffee is the best way to make coffee, and I’m glad I can… More →

Fitting the Mold

By / — As humans I think we like to overcomplicate things by putting things in boxes that we can come to terms with. Boxes that we can appreciate or that might make sense. I fear that this type of thinking truly inhibits… More →

Happy Joe to Host WP Boot Camp January 23: A Free Training Event for Military Veterans

By / — Happy Joe is launching its first planned WP Boot Camp in San Antonio, TX on January 23, 2015. The non-profit organization helps US military veterans re-enter the workforce through training in WordPress and the web technology industry in general. Happy… More →

How To Monetize Your WordPress Website Using Adsense

By / — Google AdSense is one of the most popular monetization strategies for WordPress sites. There are many ways you can monetize your website using AdSense. It lets you determine the types of ads that appear on your site and you have full… More →

How to Add Custom After Post Widgets in WordPress

By / — Have you ever come across a website with a subscribe box after the end of their post? Or share buttons, signature, FTC disclosure, author bio, related posts, etc? In this article, we will show you how to add a widget… More →

How to Install WordPress

By / — This tutorial shows you how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. While that may sound complicated, it’s actually pretty easy.  WordPress is sort of famous for its legendary five minute installation. That’s not an exaggeration either. If anything… More →

January 7th meeting agenda

By / — The first meeting of the new year and our first post-4.1 meeting. . We’ll split this between items for 4.1 and 4.2. 4.1 debrief 4.1.1 Review 4.2 schedule Feature plugins for 4.2 and beyond AOB More →

Multiple Domains, Multiple Logins

By / — It's for your own good that you can't be logged in automatically to multiple domains. More →

My Blogging Challenge for 2015

By / — It’s a new year which means it’s time to set new goals for myself. This year one of my goals is to blog more. I published 4 posts in 2014, which I think we can all agree is pretty terrible.… More →

Nelio A/B Testing WordPress Plugin Makes Split Tests Easy

By / — If you search for A/B split testing plugins or tools online then you will encounter lists of options, making it difficult to decide which one offers the full package. A/B split testing is essential for the success of a website,… More →

Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: December 2014

By / — Another month is over, and that can mean only one thing: the next edition of WPExplorer’s premium plugins of the… The post Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: December 2014 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Professional WordPress Themes for Builders, Contractors & Construction Companies

By / — Today we are taking a look at some great looking professional WordPress themes aimed at Builders, Contractors and Construction companies – something we have not covered before. These themes all have modern designs and features aimed at the construction industry… More →

The 6 Best Free Tools for Building eCommerce Landing Pages

By / — It’s essential that your website has a strong landing page for each goal action that you want your visitors to take. However, that can quickly get expensive… …if you go with the immediately available options, that is. With a little… More →

The ABCs of the web

By / — We like to say it's easy to build a website, and to build it on top of WordPress. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But for just about anyone, it can be intimidating when you're just digging in. You've got… More →

Ultimate 2015 Web Design Trends Guide (+Predictions)

By / — It’s hard to know what the new year will bring for any of us. However, when it comes to web design and development, there’s a lot of evidence already pointing towards the changes 2015 will bring. This post>/a> over at… More →

WP.com Year in Review

By / — There’s a great write-up of the human side of WordPress.com’s 2014 as well as some impressive numbers. More →

WordPress For Android Version 3.5 Embraces Google’s New Material Design Principles

By / — WordPress for Android is starting 2015 with a big update. Version 3.5 was released today, introducing major changes to the app’s overall design. This release follows Google’s new Material design principles, which was created to unify the experience of apps… More →